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BUSINESS RESOURCES & UPDATES

 

FEDERAL:

Canada Employment Wage Subsidy

March 17, 2020: Canada’s Six Biggest Banks Take Decisive Action to Help Customers Impacted by COVID-19

 

PROVINCIAL:

 

Support for Businesses: 

 

ONTARIO'S GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR BUSINESSES:

January 27, 2021: Ontario Extends Off-Peak Electricity Rates to Provide Relief for Families, Small Businesses and Farms​

November 16, 2020: Applications Now Open for Ontario's COVID-19 Relief Funding for Your Business (Main Street Relief Grant for Personal protective equipment (PPE), Property Tax and Energy Cost Rebate Grants)

November 10, 2020: Ontario's Action Plan: Protect, Support, Recover Promotes Job Creation by Reducing Taxes on Employers​

November 06, 2020: Ontario Increasing Services to Workers and Small Businesses. Ensuring non-unionized workers have access to the workplace representation they need and the benefits they deserve

Workplace Safety and Insurance Board Operational Review Report

November 03, 2020: Ontario's Property Tax and Energy Cost Rebates Program (Application forms will be available starting on November 16, 2020.)

Businesses: Get help with COVID-19 Costs (PPE Support, Property Tax and Energy Bill Rebates, Ontario Small Business Support Grant)

Ontario's Action Plan: Business Relief Overview

Interest and Penalty Relief for Businesses Tax Bulletin

Temporary Pandemic Pay (Support for eligible frontline and support workers)

The Government of Ontario announced additional support for frontline workers fighting COVID-19 by providing a temporary pandemic pay of $4/hour worked on top of their regular wages. In addition, the government will be providing monthly lump sum payments of $250 for four months to eligible frontline workers who work over 100 hours per month. The pandemic pay will be effective for 16 weeks, from April 24, 2020 until August 13, 2020. Read more by clicking the link above. 

 

Interest and Penalty Relief for Businesses Tax Bulletin

 

INFECTIOUS DISEASE EMERGENCY LEAVE:

June 01, 2020: Ontario Extending Infectious Disease Emergency Leave for Workers during COVID-19

 

 

2020 ONTARIO BUDGET:

Ontario's Action Plan: Business Relief Overview

 

ONTARIO'S BUSINESS SUPPORT GRANT:

January 15, 2021: Applications Now Open for Ontario's Small Business Support Grant

Ontario Small Business Support Grant

For small businesses not in operation in April 2019 or April 2020, eligibility criteria will be announced in January 2021.

November 20, 2020: Additional Supports Available for Businesses Affected by COVID-19 Public Health Measures - Province Doubling Financial Support for Businesses Affected by Additional Restrictions
Businesses can apply online for temporary property tax and energy cost rebate grants from the province, via an easy-to-use one-window portal. The rebates will cover the length of time that a business is required to temporarily close or significantly restrict services as a result of being located in an area categorized as Red-Control or Lockdown, or previously categorized as modified Stage 2 public health restrictions. Most businesses can expect to receive their rebate payments within a few weeks of submitting a complete application.

A detailed list of eligible businesses, as well as instructions for applying, can be found at Ontario.ca/covidsupport.

 

 

December 18, 2020: Ontario Supports Employers and Employees Impacted by COVID-19